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15 Channel Mainframe with 12 Input Modules

15 Channel Mainframe with 12 input Modules
The MARC-15 is a feature laden, modular design, professional analog console that is perfect for On Air radio, Production and News applications.

The MARC-15 console is the flagship of the Arrakis Systems broadcast radio consoles. It is designed to meet the needs of any demanding radio station or group. It has the perfect balance of power & flexibility. If you demand performance that is both high tech and practical, then the MARC console is for you.

Tailored for you
The standout feature of the MARC console is that it is modular. What does modular mean, it means you can choose exactly what configuration is perfect for your studio. Need 5 mic, 2 USB, 6 line and 2 phone modules The MARC can do that. The options are nearly limitless.

The MARC-15 radio console has 3 stereo Program output mixes that include mono mixdowns. In addition, there are the Monitor, Headphone and Cue systems.

Active Balanced
All inputs and outputs are stereo, active balanced; using the world standard RJ-45 connectors. 10 ft. cabling is provided for quick and effective installation.

Eliminate Ground Loops
A control room muting logic output is provided for an on air light. This output is reed relay isolated to remove a potential ground loop. The reed relay should be used to trigger another relay for powering the on air light.

The MARC-15 modular analog broadcast radio console is the definition of peace of mind. When you purchase the MARC, you purchase a board that will last generations. Modules are simple to swap. All switches and IC's are socketed for reliability and easy maintenance.

Future Proof
Its features are future proof. The MARC-15 will give you all the power and flexibility that is required for a growing station or group. When you choose the MARC, you are not just choosing a short term solution, you are choosing a powerful solution that grows and changes to meet your ever changing needs.

Linear Faders
Conductive plastic faders for highest possible resolution and life. Dust covers designed to protect and prolong the life of the fader.

Momentary switches are 5 million operation & LED illuminated, for an extremely long life. No more need to replace switches or bulbs.

Balanced RJ45 Connectors
All IO is by world standard balanced RJ45 connectors. The meter panel hinges for a quick & attractive install.

The 15 channel modular frame allows you to choose your modules, along with creating extreme redundancy.

USB Sound Card
The USB module allows you to connect to any Windows PC (XP, 7 or 8) or Mac computer. Giving you playback and record.

Power Supply
The power supply is auto-sensing 110-220VAC. Certified: UL, CE, CS, CB. Perfect for use anywhere in the world.

The headphones have both a stereo, balanced, line level output for an external amp, and a headphone amp output for driving low impedance headphones.

Phone Module
The mainframe supports two phone modules. Connect 2 calls at once. Each module controls a single external phone hybrid. Relay isolated logic is used to control the hybrid.

  • A/B Inputs (2 inputs per module).
  • Front panel trim pot adjustment.
  • High performance mic preamps.
  • 48 VDC phantom power.
  • 3 stereo output buses.
  • A input remote channel Turret control.
  • LED illuminated switches.

  • Stereo Line
  • A/B Inputs (2 inputs per module).
  • Front panel trim pot adjustment.
  • Active balanced trimpot amplifiers.
  • 3 stereo output buses.
  • A input machine source start and stop logic is relay isolated.
  • LED illuminated switches.

  • USB
  • Play & Record in digital with Windows PC or Mac.
  • USB sound card functionality to work with any software.
  • Simple connect using standard USB cable.
  • Play audio from your USB device directly onto your board.
  • Record audio from your board using any 3rd party software.
  • LED illuminated switches.

  • Phone
  • 2 Phone modules can be used to conference call 2 callers simultaneously.
  • Control an external phone hybrid for operation.
  • Relay isolated logic of an external phone hybrid.
  • Mix minus feed to the caller is a mix of Pgm-Aud-Utl.
  • Cue button for listening to the caller only.
  • LED illuminated switches.

  • Studio Monitor
  • Monitor & Talkback fuctions between control room and other studio.
  • Speak to the host and talent in the studio, using the Talk to Studio button.
  • Uses Stereo active balanced audio outputs for a muted monitor feed, & un-muted earphone feed.
  • Reed relay isolated output for on-air light.
  • LED illuminated switches.

  • Configured your way
  • You may choose to have as many Microphone, Stereo Line & USB modules that you need for the MARC, 15 channel, mainframe.
  • You may have up to 2 phone modules in the MARC mainframe, and 1 Studio Monitor.
  • This gives you the flexibility to choose which configuration best meets your studio's needs.
  • 15 Channels. Modular mainframe.
  • Mainframe - the MARC comes as a single 15 channel mainframe.
  • Flexible - modular allows the console to be configured for the exact amount of mics & stereo sources for your station.
  • Built Tough - the mainframe is a fully enclosed steel cabinet with a rear hinging meter panel.

  • 3 Stereo output buses. Program, Audition & Auxiliary with mono mixdowns.
  • Active balanced - All outputs & inputs are active balanced.
  • Stereo or Mono - Both stereo & mono outputs for 3 output buses.
  • Eliminate Ground loops - Relay isolated muting logic to eliminate ground loops.
  • LED illuminated switches - 5 million operation for all front panel switches.

  • 5 types of Input Modules. Choose your configuration among 4 different types of modules.
  • Mic Module - A/B inputs (2 inputs per module), Front panel trimpot adjustable, High performance mic preamps, 48 VDC phantom power (internally selectable), 'A' input remote channel Turret control (on/off/cough/tally) & LED illuminated switches.
  • Stereo Line level module - A/B inputs (2 inputs per module), Front panel trimpot adjustment, Active balanced input amplifiers, 'A' input machine source start and stop logic is relay isolated & LED illuminated switches.
  • PC-USB input module - Play & Record in digital with a Windows PC or MAC, USB sound card functionality built directly into the module, record audio onto a PC or playback audio from the PC over the air, & LED illuminated swtiches.
  • Telephone module - The mainframe supports two phone modules with cross talk, each module controls a single external phone hybrid, relay isolated logic for control of an external phone hybrid, Off-line button for call & console operator only, mix minus feed to the caller is a mix of Pgm-Aud-Utl, Cue button for listening to the caller only, & LED illuminated switches.
  • Studio Monitor module - provides monitor & talkback functions between the control room and a separate studio, send the control room mic to the muted monitor and unmuted headphone feeds that are fed to the studio, & LED illuminated switches.

  • 15 Channel / 30 inputs. 2 inputs per channel (A/B) for a maximum of 30 inputs per mainframe
  • Mic & Line modules - both the mic & line modules have A/B inputs, so you may connect up to 30 inputs.
  • 15 Channels - Mix & match any of the 5 modules for a true custom console designed for your studio.

  • 2 Phone line system. Connect 2 phone hybrids with conference call ability.
  • 2 Modules - connect up to 2 phone modules and control two separate phone hybrids with the ability for conference calls.
  • Relay isolated logic - control an external phone hybrid.
  • Mix Minus - each phone module has a mix minus bus that includes the other phone module (other caller).
  • Off-Line button - the convenient Offline button switches the module so that the caller hears the console mic only and the console is fed by the caller.
  • On Air - when not in off-line mode, the caller mix-minus is fed from a mix of the 3 output buses.

  • USB input module. Connect to any PC (Windows XP, 7) or MAC for play & record.
  • Use any software - Use any automation or production software to either play or record.
  • Playback - play any audio from your PC onto the board and then over the air. Play YouTube clips or any audio from your PC or MAC.
  • Recording - record audio coming from your board onto your PC or MAC with any production software.
  • Easy Setup - connect with a simple USB cable.
  • Start & Stop Automation - with our automation system, you may start & stop the automation system.

  • RJ45 Connections. Quick & easy install with RJ45 connections.
  • World Standard - all IO is world standard RJ45.
  • Cables Provided - 10 foot cables (connectorized at one end with molded RJ45 connectors) are provided for the output module and the 'A' inputs for the input modules. This is en expensive option for most consoles but is standard with the MARC-15.
  • Quick Setup - as simple as plug and play.
  • Premade wiring - optional cables are available for common connections such as XLR & RCA. Check the accessories section for more information.

  • Low Profile Design. Defining what attractive is.
  • Modern & Timeless - The MARC series has a modern low profile & sleek design that is timeless.
  • Hidden Cables - hide your cables with the through table design.

  • 110 or 220VAC. Autosensing international power supply.
  • Autosensing - power supply autosenses between 110 & 220 VAC for domestic or international installations.
  • Depth - 20 inches - 508mm
  • Height - 6 3/4 inches - 172mm
  • Width - 37 1/2 inches - 953mm

    BOX #1
  • Weight - 69 pounds - 32kg
  • Depth - 45 inches - 1,143mm
  • Height - 27 inches - 686mm
  • Width - 15 inches - 381mm

  • BOX #2
  • Weight - 16 pounds - 8kg
  • Depth - 11 inches - 280mm
  • Height - 13 inches - 330mm
  • Width - 15 inches - 381mm

  • MARC-15 Console (MARC-15-8 / MARC-15-12 / MARC-15-15)
  • Operations Manual
  • Power Supply (110V / 220V auto-sensing)
  • 48V DC Phantom Power Supply
  • NE5532P IC (qty2)
  • CD4049 IC (qty 2)
  • SSM2019BNZ IC
  • LM386N IC
  • Shielded RJ45 cables (qty 0.5 per module + 3 for the CRM)

  • Per USB Module selected:
  • USB Cable
  • USB Serieal Logic Cable (OPTIONAL)
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